Frequently Asked Question

Determine if a DC is a Global Catalog (GC) server
Last Updated about a month ago

Using PowerShell

To check on the current DC you are connected to, use the following command.

Get-ADDomainController | ft Name,IsGlobalCatalog


To check all DCs on a Site, use the following command.

Get-ADDomainController-Filter {Site-eq 'Default-First-Site-Name'}} | FT Name,IsGlobalCatalog


To check all DCs in a Forest, use the following command.

Get-ADForest domain.com | FL GlobalCatalogs

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